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Old 05-27-2019, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by DCnDC View Post
Watching the Indy 500 while I wait for the F1 race to start.

American racing is so boring! What is America's weird obsession with oval tracks?
It's not just oval tracks; it's oval tracks with banked curves. The reason for that: more speed. You should read up on the US Grand Prix held at Indianapolis in 2005, where the road course included one of the banked curves - IIRC, the only banked curve on any F1 circuit at the time (or since) - and the tires Michelin supplied to seven of the ten teams couldn't handle it.

Another advantage of oval tracks: they let the spectators see most, if not all, of the course at once.